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Update #20

Happy 5th Birthday Kickstartr

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Just to wish all at Kickstarter a very happy 5th birthday from all at Goldtiger HQ, and thanks for helping our project become a reality, not forgetting our wonderful backers, who we assume are older than 5! More to come you lovely things....

J and G

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

PS, see what we did there? 


Update #19

Now then...

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Hello Tigers

We’ve been chatting with the various folk involved to finally nail the manufacturing schedule. From (obviously) the printers and the companies that are handling the various reward merchandise to the noble copy editors, who, if nothing else, will force me to spell Baretti’s name consistently.

The result being: finished books/ T-Shirts/bags etc. will be with us in July. We will turn them around straight away (Jimmy won’t have a bed to sleep in until we clear his cage of the boxes) so they will be with you as swiftly after that as the postal services of nations can deliver.

In order to finalise people’s choices for the various extra goodies (your choice of T-Shirt design for example) we’ll be posting the artwork selection as an update at the start of April. Shortly after that I will be sending out the backer questionnaire which collates all your postal details and allows us to confirm the specifics of your individual packages.

At that stage we will pass on the precise order specifications to our Carnaby Street tailors, badge makers, and the residents of the East Finchley Remand Centre for Sexual Iniquity, who will be stitching the bags together as part of that noble institution’s ‘Put Your Hands to Good Use’ initiative. Some of the details in that last sentence may be utter fabrications but you can rest assured the details aren’t.

We’re confident that we’ve anticipated (and avoided) any possible pitfalls and allowed the companies involved a bit of breathing space to drag their heels and be a bit slower than promised. These things can happen so we wanted to factor them in now to play safe. If everything comes together sooner then we’ll obviously ship quicker but we wanted to fix a date that all were confident they could hit.

As always, thank you all for your infinite patience and tolerance of us. We honestly can’t wait for this book to be in your hands, we’re proud of it and, frankly, can’t wait to show it off.

G and J

To whet your appetites yet further (we're like that) here is a sample of some of the long thought lost material we have unearthed. A somewhat ravaged pencil rough for a mysterious sequence which never seems to have been completed.  The Goldtiger book is fast turning into an artitst's edition, no bad thing we reckon. 


Update #18

The Gold Standard

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Hello Tigers,

Guy here with another update on progress. It’s all coming together brilliantly but I’m afraid I got a little carried away and asked Jimmy for permission to up the amount of strips we were planning to include. I’d finished the script months ago but as we continued to talk about the material Jimmy was producing there were a few areas in the story that I wanted to go to back and expand. A few fun roads we hadn’t taken. It seemed a bit crazy to make more work for both of us but, as you know, this is a bit of a labour of love so we both gave in to our desire to make the whole thing bigger and better. Though naturally that’s caused him a few nightmares with his schedule. Especially as I was asking for thirty extra strips! But, you know, the more the merrier, eh? I let him have his medication after every twentieth panel.

(Jimmy is crying, the big girl).

As we’ve been creeping back onto schedule we were happy that it wasn’t going to have a major effect on our delivery date (besides, the more three-panel action included the happier we thought you’d be).

Another area of concern though has been the production/printing of the book. The low print run (relatively speaking) had steered us towards digital production (even though we originally intended it to be litho). It wasn’t a switch we were happy with but, being perfectly upfront about it, the costings seemed to give us little choice.

That said, we never felt comfortable with it. Given the 60s setting, and our desire to produce the best possible finished article, we have elected to return to traditional litho production, the digital samples although excellent, were not satisfactory. We wish to remain loyal to our existing printer (we have already advanced a sizeable deposit to secure the work), but this requires them to outsource some aspects of the job, this will result in a much longer turnaround time, adding a possible two months to their delivery schedule, we hope you will consider this worth the wait, quality is everything here at Goldtiger HQ.

We’ll post another update in a few weeks confirming everything (and giving you a definite date based on the printer’s schedule) but rest assured, while we’ve been quiet of late it’s not through inaction, quite the opposite!

Gx


Update #17

Happy New year!

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To one and all: here's to Peace, Love and Underthings in 2014. From all at Goldtiger HQ.

G and J

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Original Baretti Illustration from 1968 for Holiday magazine.
Original Baretti Illustration from 1968 for Holiday magazine.

Update #16

Season's Greetings

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Hello Tigers

We'd like to wish all of our fabulous backers the very best this Holiday Season. Thanks so much for sticking with us, and for your continued patience, we promise we'll make it up you in the new year with extras and bonus Goldtiger goodies as we fulfil our campaign rewards. Until then, enjoy a little something we cooked up based on a recently discovered Baretti magazine illustration, one of our favourites.

Goldtiger Christmas
Goldtiger Christmas

Peace, Love and Underthings...

G + J

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